How Will Architecture and Design Shape Healthcare?

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Architecture is not a static thing; instead, the way we conceive of and build certain spaces evolves over time. Some events can prompt radical changes in the way certain spaces are designed — the ongoing pandemic might be one such moment. But there are other considerations afoot that are also prompting designers and architects to rethink sickness, health and the spaces used to address both.

In a new article for Metropolis, Kyle Chayka — no stranger to the convergence of design and philosophy — explored the way high-end healthcare is being re-imagined through the efforts of a number of

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W-B Area probing cracks in exterior of new high school | News

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Wilkes-Barre Area School District is investigating cracks discovered in the masonry exterior of the new high school under construction in Plains Twp., Solicitor Raymond Wendolowski said Tuesday.

The cracks are up by the roof of the structure and are not related to the foundation, Wendolowski said. Contractors will pay to fix any problems, so district costs should not exceed the project’s $121 million budget, Wendolowski said.

The investigation and potential repair work are not expected to delay the project, Wendolowski said. Construction began in April 2019 and is expected to be done by the summer of 2021.

The school board

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Update: BTS’s J-Hope Shows His Colors In “BE” Comeback Teasers

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Updated November 8 KST: 

J-Hope is the final member of BTS to share his curated room in a teaser for “BE”!

Updated November 7 KST:

Suga shows his curated room in teasers for BTS’s “BE”!

Updated November 6 KST:

Jin welcomes you to his own curated room in concept photos for BTS’s album “BE”!

Updated November 5 KST:

Jungkook shows his own personally curated room in the latest concept photos for BTS’s “BE”!

Updated November 4 KST:

BTS released RM’s concept photos for “BE”!

Updated November 3 KST:

Jimin’s concept photos for BTS’s upcoming album “BE” are now here!

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Monterey model in Talis Park showcases interior by Theory Design

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Seagate Development Group’s furnished Monterey model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park in North Naples showcases an interior created by Theory Design, an award-winning residential and commercial interior design firm located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers.  One of Talis Park’s most coveted neighborhoods, Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave that features 17 luxury single-family waterfront homesites with spectacular water and golf course views. 

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S’pore Startup Qanvast Helps Match Homeowners To Interior Design Firms

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As someone who recently bought a new flat, I’ve been actively hunting for an interior design firm to renovate my house.

That’s how I came across Qanvast — a Singapore-based platform that matches homeowners to interior design firms.

In an interview with Vulcan Post, co-founder Daniel Lim said that Qanvast started off with a founding team of three. They were all involved in a previous startup, and decided to launch Qanvast together.

Qanvast was established in late 2013, but they only launched their first iOS app in February 2014.

The business idea came about because at that time, many of

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Simple, sustainable DIY Halloween decor

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Fall has arrived, and the holiday season is right around the corner, making for the perfect time to get creative with Mission Fall Decor 2020. While you might find inspiration walking through the local home improvement or craft store, dedicating yourself to DIY decor saves you money, adds a personal sense of accomplishment and presents the opportunity to recycle or select materials that are sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

a spread of apples and pumpkins

Use products of the season 

Autumn is the season for apple and pumpkin everything, which launches a starting point for your seasonal decorating. Select glass bowls to fill with apples or gourds for

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The Home Front: The latest from Sarah Richardson

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“There’s everything you need to complete any room in your houses. From sofas to rugs, coffee tables to credenzas, dining tables, chairs, media consoles, you name it, we designed it,” she says.

Sarah Richardson for Palliser collection, in a converted 1906 church in Creemore, Ont.
Sarah Richardson for Palliser collection, in a converted 1906 church in Creemore, Ont. Photo by Valerie Wilcox /PNG

There is a no-nonsense feeling about everything Richardson turns her hand to, and her collection for Palliser is the result of tried and true design styles and materials that she’s used during her long and successful career, combined with new designs.

In her new collection, the

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Sea Island Interior Designer, VPI Design, Offers Home Preparation Tips for Entertaining Guests

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Top Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, provides insightful suggestions for ways to easily stage your home to make it welcoming and comfortable for guests this holiday season.

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2020 / As the holiday season approaches, entertaining guests can be overwhelming so it is important to make a space that the guests will enjoy. Whether you are hosting friends around your kitchen island or having a formal dinner or cocktail

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Interior designers foresee softer demand at year’s end

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Continuing the upward trend that began toward the end of the second quarter, interior design activity rebounded to close to 2019 levels in the third quarter. Billings were up nearly twice what they had been in the spring, with demand for residential remodeling and design services leading the way.

As the quarter came to a close, though, firms experienced a slowdown in new inquiries and committed projects, a signal that business may taper off slightly in the final months of the year.

For the third month in a row, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Interior Design Billings Index

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The new BMW 5 Series Exterior Design

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The exterior design of the BMW 5 Series is headlined by sporting grace and clean surfaces. Precise modifications showcase the Sedan and Touring’s presence and exquisite sporting style even more vividly.
The BMW kidney grille adds extra width and height, drops down further into the front apron and is framed by a single-piece surround. The slimmer contouring of the headlights brings a modern twist to the focussed look familiar from BMW’s past and present. Two U- or optionally L-shaped daytime driving light sources arranged next to one another create a precise and modern light graphic. New full-LED headlights including adaptive

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KingsHaven Opens Lighting Showroom in Decoration & Design Building

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New York – Oct. 6, 2020 – KingsHaven, a national retailer and maker of artisan-quality lighting, furniture and accessories, announced today the opening of its new lighting showroom at the Decoration & Design Building (DDB), a top-rated, trade-focused design center in New York City’s Manhattan borough. The KingsHaven showroom opened to design professionals Oct. 5, 2020, with a wide range of ready-to-ship light fixtures and custom lighting options through the company’s Customization Workroom concept.

Displayed throughout the showroom are inspirational lighting displays featuring chandeliers,

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Important furniture for home design

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Furniture has evolved from just being an essential utility to a luxury symbol. They have become most crucial in designing an interior space and might differ in design, variety, range, and type, but every piece of furniture, utilized right and used in the right places, can liven up a dull building.

The importance of having beautiful furniture in the home should not be understated, and cannot be overstated as it:

·       Enhances the living space

The grace and beauty of the home are incomplete without furniture, whether as décor or as a utility. Furniture such as beds, chairs, tables, et … Read More

5 ways to make your home healthier

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Improving the interior environment of your home is vital. Fortunately, there are many effective steps you can take to promote healthy indoor spaces. [STATEPOINT PHOTO]
Improving the interior environment of your home is vital. Fortunately, there are many effective steps you can take to promote healthy indoor spaces. [STATEPOINT PHOTO]

Our homes are our sanctuaries, and it’s more important than ever to ensure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.

Indoor air quality can have a negative effect on your health, and the air inside your home is oftentimes more polluted than the air outside. Explore five effective wellness design principles that can lead to better indoor air quality and

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Where 5 Interior Designers Shop When Outfitting Their Own Homes

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Home decoration is at once an exciting and daunting task. You get to completely revamp your living space, but it’s also time-consuming and pricey if you want to do it right. 

And you definitely want to do it right: Americans are spending more time than ever in their homes, and that piece of wall decor you never really loved in the first place may be looking at you wrong after six consecutive months of working from home. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. 

Interior designers range somewhere on the scale of useful to absolutely necessary for creating a well-balanced home.

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Make your home Diwali-ready with these simple decor tips

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The pandemic may have dampened our spirits, but cheer up! It is time for celebration as Diwali is right here. Markets and roads are decked up in colourful lights and vendors are busy selling festive items like earthen lamps, rangolis and sweets.

“Now, as is the tradition, Diwali is a time to clean up every nook and corner of the house to welcome the Gods and some good vibes. However, the cleanliness drive can be an exhaustive and long-winding process. But you can always do some little touches of décor that can make your

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Goo Goo Dolls share ‘Let it Snow’ from new Christmas album

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Justin Bieber recalls feeling “Lonely” in his new song with Benny Blanco. T.I., Tommy Lee and the Goo Goo Dolls also drop new music this weekend.

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In the ever-surprising game of Mad Libs that is 2020, the Goo Goo Dolls are releasing their first Christmas album. 

Yes, you read that right: The earnest alt-rockers behind late ’90s hits (and now-karaoke staples) “Iris” and “Slide” are here to help you ring in the holidays with “It’s Christmas All Over,” out Oct. 30. A track from the album, the band’s dulcet cover of “Let it Snow,” is premiering exclusively

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Vauxhall’s latest Crossland arrives with bold exterior design

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Vauxhall Crossland

Vauxhall latest Crossland compact SUV has arrived, dropping the ‘X’ moniker used on its predecessor.

The new Crossland, which is set to arrive in the UK early next year, brings a bold new exterior look which takes many cues from the recently-revealed Mokka.

New LED headlights and the redesigned Vauxhall badge sit at the front, while at the rear you’ll find tinted lights and a gloss-black tailgate surface.

Available with either 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, the Crossland also features front and rear skid plates for a more rugged look. A sporty SRi variant will also benefit from

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How COVID-19 Is Changing Interior Design

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It’s safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted just about every industry, including the home space, to some extent. With many being forced to work from home, more and more people have shifted their focus towards nesting. Scroll through Instagram, for instance, and you’ll find hosts of images featuring decorating projects — refreshed home offices are just one example — proud organizing moments, unique craft ideas, and many other creative projects people have relied on to experience a moment of joy during this challenging time. Home has become more important now than ever.

Considering people’s increased connection to

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Cream past its best? Turn it into soured cream | Waste not | Food

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Although I try to curtail my consumption of cream, I’m the kind of person who likes to pour it on everything – into coffee, over cereal and, if I’m feeling particularly greedy, I might just drink it straight from the carton.

Cream rarely expires in our household, yet, when it does get close to expiration, rather than chuck it out, we make soured cream, extending its shelf-life by up to 10 days.

Raw cream is best for making soured, AKA cultured, cream because it already contains all the good bacteria needed to ferment. Simply leaving it out overnight will

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Salamander hotel extends resort brand to two new home communities in Middleburg, Va.

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The Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va., which opened in August 2013, quickly became synonymous with luxury and relaxation.

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The Virginia Hunt Country resort includes an equestrian center, miles of hiking trails, a zip line course, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and, of course, spa services. Sheila Johnson, founding partner of Black Entertainment Television, opened the resort with elements of the design of her own nearby estate. Now Johnson, with South Street Partners, a company that specializes in the development and management of luxury resorts and private club communities such as the Kiawah Island Club, is building

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